Thursday, February 16, 2023

Cross Country Ski Areas and Trails in Colorado

Colorado while known for the world class alpine ski and snowboard areas there are many options to enjoy cross country skiing at these areas and many more locations. Below we list some of them that are truly worth exploring. We will be expanding listings and offers for cross country centers and areas over the next few months. Look for deals at these areas and centers. Get out and enjoy.

1. Eldora Mountain Resort - located near Nederland, it offers over 40 km of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing. A short ride from the Boulder area. Rentals and lessons available.

2. Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa - located near Winter Park, it has nearly 120 km of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Rentals and Lessons are available.

3. Snow Mountain Ranch - located near Winter Park, it has over 100 km of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Rentals and lessons available,

4. Howelsen Hill Nordic Center - located in Steamboat Springs, it offers over 22 km of trails for classic and skate skiing.

5. Frisco Nordic Center - located in Frisco, it offers over 18 km of groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

5. Monarch Lake Nordic Ski Area - located near Granby, it has over 10 km of trails for classic and skate skiing.

6. Copper Mountain Resort - located near Frisco, it has over 20 km of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. It is free.

7. Steamboat Resort Nordic Center - located in Steamboat Springs, it offers trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Lessons and rentals are available.

8. Breckenridge Nordic Center - located in Breckenridge, it has covers over 2,000 acres for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

These ski areas typically offer rental equipment, lessons, and guides for cross-country skiing, making it easy for visitors to enjoy this outdoor activity even if they are new to it. Additionally, many ski areas have scenic trails that offer beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

These are just a few of the many cross-country ski areas in Colorado. There are many more options throughout the state, including some that are free and open to the public.

Additionally there are free cross country touring centers and options. Below are free alternatives wiht no lessons or rentals.

1. Coney Flats Trailhead - located near Nederland, it offers over 22 km of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

2. Sourdough Trail Loop - located near Brainard Lake recreation area, it offers a 6.8 mile loop of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Great for hiking in the Summer.

3. Guanella Pass - located near Georgetown, it offers many options for cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing.

4. Kenosha Pass - located near Jefferson, it offers many miles of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

These are just a few examples of the free cross-country ski areas in Colorado. It's always a good idea to check the current snow conditions and trail grooming reports before heading out for a ski, as these areas may not always be accessible or may have limited trail access depending on weather and snow conditions. 


 

Monday, January 2, 2023

50% Off on lift tickets at Sleeping Giant Ski Area

We are pleased to welcome Sleeping Giant Ski Area in Cody Wyoming now offering 50% off lift tickets for the Winter 2022.23 season for Mountain Sports Club premium members. Join now and save at Sleeping Giant and other areas across North America.

Sleeping Giant has five ski lifts and 27 trails, with a maximum vertical drop of 1,200 feet. The resort also has a terrain park, snow tubing and offers night skiing. In the summer, the resort operates a scenic chairlift ride and has hiking and mountain biking trails. The resort is known for its friendly atmosphere and affordable prices. It is a popular destination for both local skiers and visitors to the Cody area.

New this season is a fleet of Sno-go bikes for another option.

Get out and enjoy the uncrowded friendly slopes at a great value.